My Favourite Rock Chicks

While the majority of rock bands are fronted by men, I want to give a shoutout to all the kick-ass women in the world of metal and rock, too, and here are a few of my favourites.

Brody Dalle

If Brody Dalle has proven anything, it’s that she is a survivor. When the Distillers broke up, she was seriously hooked on meth to the point that it nearly killed her. She cleaned up her act and went on to create more awesome music, and being better and bolder than ever. She’s definitely one of the greatest punk icons of our time. What a woman!


Lzzy Hale

It took less than 10 seconds for me to become totally hooked on Halestorm after hearing Lzzy sing. Some bands and musicians kinda grow on you over time, but this was love at first listen! I love it when that happens. I absolutely adore the raunchy, rock ‘n’ roll sound she bring to the band, and, in my opinion, she is definitely one of the greatest female rock stars of our time. She is unbelievably talented, and she can do things with her voice that other singers can only fantasize about. This woman ROCKS.


Amy Lee

I truly think Amy has the most beautiful voice in the world. Evanescence is one of the bands I got into in my teens, and of course I started with the unbeatable Fallen album. I remember singing along to the lyrics in front of a mirror! She’s the Princess of Goth, and nobody does haunting and plaintive quite like Amy.


Avril Lavigne

Listening to Avril always makes me feel chirpy, it’s like hanging out with a gal pal and just letting it all out! She’s the ultimate rock princess, and she has just grown so much as a person as well as musically. I love that she just won’t take crap from anyone, and that she’s also such an avid campaigner. Rock on, sister!


Shirley Manson

I do wish Garbage would do just one more tour in the UK, but I’m quite happy listening to their old records on repeat and reminicing! I truly admire and love Shirley Manson, not just for her talent, but the fact that she stood up to the record labels that were trying so hard to mould her into something she wasn’t, and she has never been afraid to do her own thing. She has always remained true to herself despite whatever hardship she had to face, and she remains one of my all time favourite rock icons!


Tarja Turunen

Tarja has always been a role model for me, I still remember a quote from a Kerrang! interview where she said, with total dignity “I am not a rock bitch, I am a lady”, and I’ve loved and respected her ever since. She will always be the voice of Nightwish to me, and nobody can replace her, and she blew us all away with her solo albums, which definitely give the Nightwish chaps a run for their money! I especially love her album My Winter Storm.

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Who’s your favourite rock chick?


Rock on!



About Amanda Winchester

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26 Responses to My Favourite Rock Chicks

  1. Anca says:

    I love Tarja, I’ve been to one of her concerts and I had a “trash the dress” photo shoot in a wedding dress inspired by her album Winter storm.


  2. Bash says:

    Avril Lavigne and Amy Lee was my jam when I was younger! Haha, I loved them and I looked up to them as idols! I just thought they were so cool, especially as women in male-centered worlds…Love this post! ❀

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  3. Lindsey says:

    What great women! I did love Avril back in the day πŸ™‚ great post!

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    • Amanda says:

      They are really cool πŸ™‚ Avril still rocks!


    • Me too! Now she is a grown up young lady! I CAN’T believe she is married to Brody Jenner! They’re totally different but somehow it works for them! Wow! I’ve always admire Shirley and “Garbage”! It was the beginning of my revolutionary phase at the young age! πŸ™‚ I really enjoyed reading your post, Amanda! Well done, sweetie!!! ❀ Have a wonderful weekend!!!

      xxx Ira


      • Amanda says:

        Avril is married to Chad Kroeger now πŸ™‚ Shirley rocks! I’m really glad you enjoyed my post! Thank you for stopping by, Ira, you have a wonderful weekend, too πŸ™‚ x


  4. Lauren says:

    I love Avril Lavigne, too, especially rocking out to Skater Boy, haha! Haven’t heard of some of the others but I will definitely check them out πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing! xxx


  5. Jackie Lee says:

    I guess I’m not much of a rock chick because I’ve only heard of Avril Lavigne…woops! I’ll have to check these guys out! Your dedication to your blog is sers amazing tho…idk how you keep up with it! ❀

    Chic Dream Jar


  6. isabel says:

    amazing post!! thanks for sharing!




  7. Gingi says:

    Is Avril Lavine still making music?? I haven’t actually seen her in ages! x


    • Amanda says:

      She certainly is! She’s performing at the World Games opening ceremony in July in support of Special Olympics πŸ™‚


  8. Mira says:

    Brilliant post Amanda! I too was a fan of Avril, she’s a star πŸ™‚ I will check out the other ladies. Thank you so much for sharing, have a lovely weekend honey πŸ™‚ xxxx


  9. Sabrina says:

    I heard that Halestorm were good but never really checked them out. Maybe I should πŸ˜€ last I heard Chad and Avril were breaking up, but maybe it was just a rumour. I didn’t know Tarja went solo after Nightwish! Great post x


    • Amanda says:

      Ah, Halestorm are an AWESOME band πŸ™‚ I think that may have just been a rumour, as far as I know they’re still together. Yes, Tarja has recorded quite a few fantastic albums since leaving Nightwish πŸ™‚ she is more than capable of holding her own! x


  10. t says:

    Can’t stop reading your blog ATM, lovely post too!

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  11. Melissa says:

    Awesome list! I grew up listening to Avril Lavigne and Amy Lee. I also LOVE Lzzy Hale; the latest Halestorm CD has been in my car since I bought it, haha. Halestorm actually went on tour with one of my other favorite bands, The Pretty Reckless (which includes another favorite rock chick of mine, Taylor Momsen), so I was disappointed that the dates/locations didn’t work for me.
    I’ll definitely be checking out the other singers on this list that I haven’t heard of; I love finding new rock music to listen to. πŸ™‚


    • Amanda says:

      Lzzy Hale is awesome! I keep hearing good things about the Pretty Reckless but never got round to checking them out, but I definitely will do now! Ah, let me know what you think of the others, they’re all super talented ladies πŸ™‚


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